Dogs have something to prove Saturday against Hogs

Why would Bacarri Rambo "hold something back" in a big game? (Associated Press)

Why would Bacarri Rambo "hold something back" in a big game? (Associated Press)

It’s early in the season, and one conference loss certainly doesn’t eliminate Georgia from the SEC East race. Going 0-2 in conference play would be tougher to overcome, but even that wouldn’t be insurmountable if the Dogs won the rest of them and the other contenders suffered letdowns, too.

And yet it’s beginning to feel like Saturday’s game against Arkansas represents some sort of crossroad for Mark Richt and his 2010 team.

Will the Dogs shake off the loss and, as Pat Dye would put it, prove they’re “man enough” to contend in the SEC, or will Georgia end up going to Starkville already consigned to being an also-ran?

This is a week where the coaches definitely need to earn their pay. We’d heard all the talk in the offseason about stressing fundamentals, and yet that’s exactly where we saw weakness in the conference opener. Everyone involved admits that the tackling generally was poor. The offensive line, expected to be a strength of the team, failed to open up holes for the running game. Fundamental football.

Sure, it’s just one loss … and yet two games in, Richt and company are already talking about starting positions being up for grabs on defense. Now, that’s alarming in one sense but oddly reassuring in another. One of the most distressing things about the Willie Martinez era at UGA was the way lousy performances didn’t seem to have any consequences for some players. They started whether they deserved to or not.  If those defenders who weren’t wrapping up tackles against South Carolina are feeling some heat to keep their jobs this week, that can only be a good thing.

But in addition to poor fundamentals, this Georgia team also appears weak in the motivational aspect of the game.

Frankly, I’m puzzled by some of what I’ve heard out of the Dogs in the wake of the loss to the Gamecocks. Bacarri Rambo, who was singled out for his lack of effort on some plays despite having a team-high 12 tackles against Carolina, did a mea culpa with the Bulldogs Blog in which he admitted “loafing.” He pledged, “From now on I’m going all-out. I’ve gotta give it all I got. I feel like I was holding something back. I left a lot of what I had in the locker room instead of taking it out there with me.”

Which leaves me wondering why would a player who fancies himself as a team leader be “holding something back” in such an important game.

Likewise, tackle Clint Boling, assessing the play of the offensive line, said, “Talent-wise, I think we have the guys up front to do it, whether we’re doing it every play or not. We just have to have that mind-set that we want to dominate our guy every play, and I don’t know if we have that right now.”

Why not? This was the conference opener, you’ve got a redshirt freshman quarterback who needs all the support he can get, the game plan calls for establishing the run, and yet you’re not in the “mind-set” of wanting to dominate the guy you’re blocking on every play?

Maybe all the plaudits the defense got after the opener against Louisiana-Lafayette made some players mistakenly think they had it all figured out. Perhaps an offseason’s worth of clippings declaring them one of the best in the country lulled the OL into a sense of complacency.

Whatever the problem is, this is the week to either shake it off and show everyone this is a team capable of rising to the occasion, or continue along the road to mediocrity, allowing jerks like Steve Spurrier to note snidely that isn’t how Georgia “used to” play.

What’s it gonna be, Dogs?

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Concrete Pete

September 14th, 2010
11:10 am

WE NEED A NEW STRENGTH COACH

Me

September 14th, 2010
11:11 am

Me

September 14th, 2010
11:12 am

Sanford Drive

September 14th, 2010
11:17 am

University of Florida receiver Chris Rainey ARRESSTED for AGGREVATED STALKLING

WOW. That my friends, is a real Thug. Underage drinking at UGA, not so Thugis afterall.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/floridas-rainey-arrested-charged-613159.html

Sanford Drive

September 14th, 2010
11:18 am

“time to die”, said Rainey after his ex girlfriend left the house.

What do you think CUM, suspend him for the first quarter of the Kentucky game in 2 weeks?

http://www.ajc.com/sports/floridas-rainey-arrested-charged-613159.html

Robert Hall of Georgia Tech

September 14th, 2010
11:19 am

Wow….. Ilike this Rainey kid over at Florida.

He can stalk the woman, i’ll go in for the beating. What a combo we could be!!!

ca dawg

September 14th, 2010
11:21 am

O line has to get it together or it will be a long year. i think we’ll tackle better on defense, but the O line concerns me. we need to blow those hogs off the ball. go dawgs; eat em up on saturday!!!

waynester

September 14th, 2010
11:21 am

Mr King
Amen to your final paragraph! The only thing more galling than a gloating Spurrier would be a gloating Petrino. The whole mindset issue is dang puzzling–you always want to dominate the guy across from you, right? Maybe Grantham needs to spend a little time “motivating” these guys who admit to slacking off….

BallCoach

September 14th, 2010
11:23 am

After getting “punched in the face” by Lattimore and the SC O-Line, we did not want any more. This week I think we will prevail against a softer but talented Arkansas team. Do you think the offense is capable of scoring enough points without AJ Green?

Sam

September 14th, 2010
11:24 am

Spurrier is saying what many Dawg fans have been saying for a while. I know it is one of those things where family members can “diss” on each other, but no one outside the family can.

dawggirl

September 14th, 2010
11:24 am

This is an interesting but bizarre look into the players’ minds. How in the world can they be leaving stuff behind in the locker room? Why in the world don’t they have that mindset? It sounds like not only do they need some physical practice, but some mental toughness practice too. What the hell are they waiting for?

As much as I would like to poke fun at Florida, we have absolutely no room to talk. However, as a female, I find men that take advantage of or try to control or manipulate women to be absolutely disgusting.

We’ll see if Urban is “man enough” to suspend him.

RxDawg

September 14th, 2010
11:26 am

Just read the title.

You dang right they do!

In all honesty, I think UGA matches up against Arkansas better than they did against USCe. USC lined up and punched us in the mouth, and we couldn’t answer back. Our offense should have much more success against the Hogs D, and our D should be more effective against a pass happy team.

That said, the lost last weekend really deflated my confidence in the Dawgs this year. I’m finding it hard to predict a UGA win…

cb

September 14th, 2010
11:26 am

Why is Spurrier a jerk? Is it not true with that he said about you? Georgia used to win ballgames by running HW, Garrison H., Rodney Hampton, etc. and play good D. Now ya’ll don’t. UGA fans are so quick to call Spurrier a jerk when he only speaks the truth about everyone in the SEC (including his team.) Maybe he will be nicer to everyone like Richt. That is sure working out great for ya’ll.

J Dub

September 14th, 2010
11:27 am

I actually had a friend of mine make this statement last night, “After watching the replay of the GA/SC game tonight, I am totally convinced that Rambo had cash money on SC.” Then you have his comments in the blog….hmmmmm

Lilburn Dawg

September 14th, 2010
11:28 am

Good article, Bill. I keep wondering why Richt is the last person every year to recognize the weaknesses on the Georgia teams. It doesn’t take Spurrier but about one half of one game to see it. Richt always lags behind and just can’t see the forest for the trees. He now recognizes that we were “timid” against USC?? And he just sort of “ho hums” it?? Why isn’t he a fire-breathing dragon and jumping down some throats like Saban or Meyer would be doing?? As sad as it is to say it, frankly, I think he’s our biggest liability. He can’t see the short-comings in the coaches where needed, he can’t judge the abilities of the players accurately, he can’t judge the collective attitude of the team, he can’t put the strongest players in the game, he can’t assure that sensible plays are called, he can’t seem to assure that our players have the fundamentals downpat, etc, etc. I’m kind of tired of “wait till next year”. I hope McGarity is taking this all in.

Old Dawg

September 14th, 2010
11:31 am

It’s all in the details, always has been, always will be. If the coaches do their jobs this week and we do ours by raising hell throughout the game, UGA should be OK.

I love an line Erk used at UGA and Georgia Southern: play one play at a time like they’re the last play in the world.

GATA!!!!!

SSIgator

September 14th, 2010
11:36 am

First Bill King calls out the players and then:

And finally, Richt called on the fans to influence Saturday’s game against Arkansas in Sanford Stadium. “I really think the fans can make a difference in this game,” he said.

Now it is the fans that carry the fate of UGA in their hands?

I am sure between Bill King’s writing and moronic statements like that from Richt the UGA players are now highly motivated. 1980 – So long ago.

RxDawg

September 14th, 2010
11:37 am

cb, I didn’t think what Spurrier said was insulting either. Not in the least. It’s how a lot of football teams played the game back then. I think people (media) are reaching for straws trying to find something negative in that.

Palmetto State Dawg

September 14th, 2010
11:38 am

I agree with all your points, Bill. If a guy doesn’t want to play with 100% effort, then sit him. I will say that Gamble, Dent, and Houston played hard on Saturday, and the rest of the defense looked like a bunch of clowns. You can’t tackle a true freshman. GOOD GOD!!!

OldFan

September 14th, 2010
11:41 am

The comments from Boling and Rambo are disturbing and go to the heart of what troubles so many UGA fans. I don’t know the psychology of this team or how the coaches motivate the players, but the results take many forms that show up on and off the field. In a major college program, in the toughest conference, motivating these top athletes should be both unnecessary and a major priority. Unnecessary, because each of these players has been in the game long enough to know what’s expected of him, and a priority because how the coaches motivate establishes the character of the team. When we contrast the styles of coaches in the elite programs to what we see on our sideline, the difference is pretty stark. The fans see it, the players see it, the opposing players and coaches see it. If the way to beat Georgia is to attack the team’s discipline and its desire to play on every down for the entire game, then we have to start asking serious questions about the quality of the coaching from top to bottom. If UGA wants to be an elite program, it has to coach to that standard. If not, we’re fine as we are. Just don’t expect a whole lot more.

Jayson

September 14th, 2010
11:45 am

1) Rambo leads the team in tackles. Yes, he let up on 2 plays, because he didn’t want to get called for a late hit, or because he was too tired because the offense had too many 3 and outs.
2) Georgia needs to pound the ball 40 times a game and get 150 yards. Don’t abandon the run–passing game is doing good so far.
3) Top ranked NFL defenses all run the 3-4. It’s great against the run, ask the Ravens. Just have t have some time to get it down, and the body types to run it.

RxDawg

September 14th, 2010
11:45 am

Maybe Richt should hire a cheerleader coach?

Jayson

September 14th, 2010
11:46 am

Spurrier is the perennial SEC bottom dweller, no one cares what he thinks of the Bulldogs, Richt has a 7-3 record against SC. Spurrier needs to wake up. Just ask Spurrier about his record the last 3 years. He’ll shut up.

Chase

September 14th, 2010
11:47 am

Dogs lost to SC in 07′ in 2nd game, finished #2 in the country. Team has a very 07′ feel to it.

97lb Weakling

September 14th, 2010
11:53 am

Grantham seems to be the only coach who brings a nasty attitude to the mix. Everybody else seems to want to coddle these so called 5-star prima donna recruits as evidenced by our infamous off field behaviour problems. Our o-line gets shoved around like a bunch of old women. Our strength and conditioning is pathetic. Erk Russell would have been embarrassed to be a Dawg last week. Maybe Mark Richt needs to be the team Chaplin instead of head coach. Reading bible verses to players might be a good thing to do on a Sunday evening. The rest of the time needs to be spent teaching discipline and mental toughness to some of these candya** players.

OldFan

September 14th, 2010
11:53 am

Maybe he should hire a cheerleader coach, if that’s what it takes to get his top athletes to stop having to admit they just can’t bring themselves to try hard enough.

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Bo

September 14th, 2010
11:55 am

Richt’s 40-3 when he gets a 100 yard rusher.

Too bad Bobo hates going with the one strategy that works best for Richt.

Cathy

September 14th, 2010
11:56 am

Let the Redcoat Band play DIXIE and spark up the fans and players!!!!

Gunner

September 14th, 2010
11:57 am

Dogs defense is ranked in the top 20 in the nation in:
scoring
total defense
interceptions
sacks
tackles for loss
pass defense

If Georgia could just get the offense to show up in an SEC game.

DawginOH

September 14th, 2010
11:58 am

After watching the replay, I’m starting to look at the SC game as a slap in the face that an arrogant Georgia team needed to get back on track. Being exposed like that should force some serious attention to detail on the practice field this week. Here’s to hoping we see the results on Saturday. GO DAWGS!!

Marcus Lattimore

September 14th, 2010
12:02 pm

WE RUN THIS STATE AND WILL AS LONG AS I AM AT SOUTH CAROLINA!!!!!!

V Dog

September 14th, 2010
12:03 pm

Spurrier’s record at Duke:
20-13

Wsh:
12-20

SC:
35-28

Not real good.

Leadership 101 and styles

September 14th, 2010
12:11 pm

Been saying it for awhile …….if you have family illness, you only focus on that. That is all I will say. You all know what I am speaking of.

Our Head Coach does not have the fire or borderline gruff attitude to win big. Nope, I am not saying act like Jim Donnan did by insulting folks in Valdosta and Griffin and Macon but I am saying look at a CUM or a Nick Sabin ……..when they do an interview ……….they look like they are so tightly wrapped. THE DEMAND performance from their sub ordinates and I saw Sabin all over Kirby Smart vs PN State on Saturday ………..sort of in his face. It was brief but Nick made his point.

Richt ? he looks like he is sleepy, and his eyes convey a general drowsy attitude. He is sooooooooo laid back and that is what we see come Saturday on game day, folks.

I ran sales organizations out of NYC and all over the USA and did national marketing campaigns on Madison Avenue for years, post UGA education. I know that to convey what Richt does ……….is NOT a confident conveyance of a plan. It is bad …….. to your buying public to act that way.

His drowsy, sleepy way of doing bidnezz is not getting it done. Furthermore, I think that with a Brian Van Gorder or now a Todd Granthom, that Richt soon puts a DAMPER on their personal, very verbal, in your face style. I did not see TG get ticked off one time vs SC. He was reigned in by CMR like A Murray was. we saw the result of that vs SC on Saturday, folks.

Go Dogs

PS

AD will not allow this to continue into 2011. 10-2 or 9-3 PLUS a bowl win it has to be in 2010, I think.

Loyal Dawg

September 14th, 2010
12:25 pm

To OldFan,

Your paragraph says it all. There has been an obvious change in discipline (lack of) and attention to detail in this program over the past several years and it is clear for everyone to see. Did you know that minumum donation for renewable season tickets went down to an estimated $3,500 this year (3 years ago it was alittle over $10,000). I have never been able to buy GA/FL tickets before because my combined contribution over the past 10 years has never been high enough to meet the minumum. This year, I received an email indicating that UGA had extra tickets to sell for that game and also Auburn game. These two simple and telling facts combined with a new AD indicates to me that the entire coaching staff better change some attitudes fast beginning with their own! Money talks!

Murphy

September 14th, 2010
12:33 pm

What a joke! Rambo took some plays off-left to much in the locker room.How bout we leave his A** in the locker room for Arkansas! Kick him off the team! How could you play him after he has said this? What message are we sending the rest of the players?

PNWDawg

September 14th, 2010
12:34 pm

“…Saturday’s game against Arkansas represents some sort of crossroad..”

I’m sorry but how many of these “crossroad” games have we had since the failures of the previous 2 seasons?

jax

September 14th, 2010
12:35 pm

@cb. If you dont know why everyone thinks spurrier is a jerk, you must agree with his snide attitude. I hate to break this to you, but most of the people you know probably think your a jerk also.

How is that for truth.

hornblowermg

September 14th, 2010
12:38 pm

i believe that you have overlooked the great coaching job performed on these boys. Richt & friends told us last year that team fundamentals would be improved or else. fundamentals never improved and the “or else” never came. instead, they talked around their results until they thought everyone would no longer see their failure(s). it is obvious from the S.C. game that the players feel like they can play very poorly and then talk remorse as though their remorse makes everything all right; improvement is not necessary, here? lesson learned. good coaching regarding the players mouths. they stunk, and will get no better.

timthebrave

September 14th, 2010
12:38 pm

The fans can influence the outcome of the game. If we are loud enough it won’t allow them to get a jump on the snap. It will cause false starts and other penalties. Dawg fans need to get loud this weekend. South Carolina had their stadium rocking last weekend. Time to step up for fans, players and coaches. Go dawgs!

timthebrave

September 14th, 2010
12:40 pm

I have lost and said I needed to give a little more. Its easier to think that way than say we got out butts kicked because they were better than us. Don’t look to much into Rambo’s comments

Rob in Chapel Hill

September 14th, 2010
12:48 pm

I don’t know if anyone else said this yet, but surely Rambo’s deal has something to do with carted off the field last year, no? Seems to me that could make him hold off on some hits, almost involuntarily. That darn sure wasn’t the reason we lost the game. We made the SC defense look like the Steel Curtain, and managed two lame field goals.

PDawg

September 14th, 2010
12:57 pm

Unfortunately I think we are in for a long, poor season.

Lot of “rationalization” going on in the blogs….never a good sign.

3DawgKnight

September 14th, 2010
12:59 pm

You folks are amazing. Bill King, you as well.
These kids made honest assessments of their shortcomings
and you guys pile on. Would you rather the kids [who spoke
for the team] have made excuses.

When did it become “par for the course” to rip our team ‘every’
time. Not just every now & then, but ‘every’ single time things
don’t go our way.

I suspect B.Rambo played his heart out. He was just speaking out
of emotion & for the team.

Yeah and let’s rip our line, especially our guards.
how many have ever had “mono”?
You don’t bounce back after a couple of weeks. It’s a 6 week
process @ best to regain one’s health.
[Cordy Glenn's our best run blocker]!

Coach Richt asked for the fans to help out on Sat.
Should he even have to ask?
Now is the time for the fans to step up.
young Mr. Crowell visited Bama last Sat. & said he could not
even hear himself talk.
Time to start “not hearing yourself talk”!

tim

September 14th, 2010
12:59 pm

Razorbacks win by 17…..the Rainey “arrest” is a non issue at UF charges were brought by an overzealous cop after the woman said it was a non issue…wouldn’t be surprized if the charges are dropped today….no suspension

chiefdawg

September 14th, 2010
1:03 pm

Don’t bet on a win. The Dawgs are good for at least one home loss a year.

BDAWG

September 14th, 2010
1:17 pm

Rambo is beginning to sound like Richt with excuses. We can have a great season if we put the right players at the right position and actually play them. Ogletree needs to see more playing time and Hamilton needs to live up to his name, “Hitman.” With the play of the Secondary, I am not impressed with Lakatos’ coaching. I expected a lot more from the DBs and against Arkansas they will be tested early and often. Mallett is a big QB and he will have to be hit hard to bring him down and I hope they don’t neglect the TE, he is very good. We need an all out effort from the players and the coaching staff, especially the Offensive Coordinator. No more sorry playcalling. That playbook has to have more than 10 plays in it. Great young QB, let him do his thing.

WDE

September 14th, 2010
1:18 pm

Where are all the Dawg fans now? Used to, within a couple hours of a post you’d have easily over 100 comments… But now, it’s just sad.

Georgia has and always will be a team that doesn’t stand for anything. It’s a bunch of gas station fans and lazy players. Until you get rid of CMR, it will always be like this with the players. Saban and Meyer know how to motivate young men, simply- Mark Richt doesn’t He can’t motivate them, and he can’t control them off the field.

There was no excuse for UGA to not be pumped about this game.

hornblowermg

September 14th, 2010
1:20 pm

they stink; they stunk; they shall stink.

Andy

September 14th, 2010
1:24 pm

I don’t know if it’s lack of effort or mental toughness, wrong mindset, lack of conditioning, or if our talent is overrated, or what, but we lack something that really good teams have, teams like Alabama, Florida, and others. I don’t know what it is, and I’m not sure the coaches know either, but I think the last time the Bulldogs had it was in the last half of 2007, culminating in the Sugar Bowl win over Hawaii. It’s been a very frustrating few years since then. I’m a little afraid it’s poor conditioning, which seems like you can’t really fix it very quickly. I still support Richt, but he needs to get his team on the right path this season.

Richard Tardits

September 14th, 2010
1:35 pm

OMG!!! The sky is falling and the program is in disarray! Let’s all go jump off a cliff and save ourselves the misery! C’mon: 1-1. 10 games to go. Let’s see what happens the rest of the year. What did you expect with a freshman QB and new defensive scheme (granted though, no excuse for the poor tackling)? There’s more upside than downside.

WonderDawg

September 14th, 2010
1:40 pm

Every time the Evil Genius wins, he pops his mouth off. I guess to make up for losing to us about 4 out of 5 . . .

you got it right, bill

September 14th, 2010
1:41 pm

as much as i hate to admit it, CMR could take some lessons from Tim Tebow…a nice christian boy who has as many NC rings in his short college carrer as CMR has in his.

When he got between the white lines, Tebow wanted to rub your face in the dirt.

ryan

September 14th, 2010
1:44 pm

Florida can now be called Flo Ri Thug .

LL Cool G

September 14th, 2010
1:51 pm

3DawgKnight,
Well stated. I agree!

Dawg Fan

September 14th, 2010
1:51 pm

Dear Mr. King,

Please get a life and quit ripping into college kids. You can enjoy the Bulldogs without letting the success of 18-22 year old college kids on any given day determine your mood, attitude, and tone of your articles. I’ve read your blog for a while now, but honestly the tone has gotten extremely negative. Objectivity doesn’t have to be so toxicly negative. Rambo will have his moments to shine this year as will the O-Line. One could argue that all of your Blogs aren’t of stellar quality…same withperformance on the field.

Mobile Dawg

September 14th, 2010
1:58 pm

I’ve blogged enough today and before so most folks that are here regularly know how I feel already. These comments are just wood on the fire. The tail is definitely wagging the Dawg in Athens.

cb

September 14th, 2010
1:59 pm

Jax, I do like Spurrier’s attitude. He tells it like it is and makes things fun again. Richt is boring. Just like you are, probably. Go help the misses with the dishes.

How’s that for truth?

ryan

September 14th, 2010
2:06 pm

Richt took the heat on his radio show and agreed with fans that UGA’s defence looked scared and that they will change of course talk is cheap and we need to see on the field .

LOL

September 14th, 2010
2:08 pm

Junkyard Blawg = Kool-aid spew

ToccoaDawg

September 14th, 2010
2:15 pm

To all you techies trying to sound like dog fans. Go to your blog and talk about Kansas. Rambo admits his mistakes unlike you techies. I hope that last week makes ALL the players mad.

Doggonitt

September 14th, 2010
2:22 pm

CMR – Try raising a little HELL with your coaches and players, would ya?? Guys who are not putting in the effort, yank their ass out of the game.

And knock it off with the “Wild Dawg” or “Wild Crap” formation. First, Bobo shows the play, then calls a timeout, then turns around and runs it again to no avail. Hello??? Practice your plays during the week, not game day.

Grantham needs to get in the player’s face. He makes $750,000 a year to coach. And I don’t care if it’s a 4-3 or a 3-4, if you can’t wrap up a player and bring him down your schema doesn’t matter. Nothing like a bump tackle(s) against a power runner. Fundamentals never go out of style.

CSA

September 14th, 2010
2:26 pm

These young kids are just trying to explain the loss, they don’t know exactly why they lost, so perhaps they’re just saying they didn’t put in one-hundred percent effort.

Or perhaps Richt needs to get involved with these kids pre-game in order to get them fired up.

dostadawg

September 14th, 2010
2:28 pm

Hearing Boling’s and Rambo’s comments really make me question the heart of this team!

Cobb Dawg

September 14th, 2010
2:30 pm

Sad to say, but I don’t have high hopes for a very loud home crowd on Saturday. Maybe I’m seeing this wrong, but my general impression is that UGA doesn’t sell nearly as many tickets to students as they did back in the day — and students are the ones who make the most racket. I’m sure the extra revenue is great selling to alumni — but Between the Hedges, frankly, isn’t all that intimidating a place for visiting teams to be anymore.

Destin Dawg

September 14th, 2010
2:35 pm

I remember.. years ago… Bear Bryant.. saying we got out coached today… no other excuses

DawginLex

September 14th, 2010
2:36 pm

Folks, Lattimore is the real deal and we had trouble with him. I hate spurrier as much as anyone but he actually said some pretty nice things as well like how we are a good team that will go on and win a lot of games. He took his jabs but those are expected. He is still 2-4 vs UGA at SC.

This weekend is the must win of the season. It is at home. It is against a pass happy team. The 3-4 is made to pressure QB’s. Lacking adequate personnel in the middle bit us bad Saturday. We can pressure Mallett all day this week and Arkansas’s defense is nowhere near SC’s.

The difference will be whether or not Richt lets Murray loose. Pass to set up the run and we can score 50 on them. Play to protect our poor little QB and we will get beat.

Destin Dawg

September 14th, 2010
2:38 pm

Richt don’t hold back the players or your good new DDD coaches…. take over play calling……. LET THE DAWGS OUT !!!! we could still have a great season

Bugtussel

September 14th, 2010
2:42 pm

em danged dogs are pertty good. Just came from Wal-Mart and they got a blow out special on xxxl UGA shirts. Yeeeehawwwwww.

Dawg 39

September 14th, 2010
2:47 pm

If we can play with ARK., & i am not sure that we can, then we can play with anybody in the conference because they can too. So can USCe.

The Hedge

September 14th, 2010
2:55 pm

What Oldfan said…

ca dawg

September 14th, 2010
2:56 pm

@3dawgnight: yessir. well said.

get off the edge of the cliff, folks. the season isn’t over. anyone with any sense could look at our smallish D line and middle linebackers and say, “this team might get gashed a little bit in the middle of the line.” it wasn’t a lack of heart that hurt us, it was a lack of size. that, and horrible tackling. but then, kill shots don’t work when guys are bigger than you. i’m not making excuses for them–they have to do better–but there’s a good reason why SC felt going into the game that they could run it on us. we’ll stiffen up as bean, kiante, and kwame find their way on the defensive line.

our O line is the crew that most disappointed me. they left the d out there too long and gave ealey no daylight at all. we’ll be better when glenn gets his strength back, but we can’t wait that long. we need some answers up front, and we need them fast. but it’s just like we’ve been saying all summer: as the offensive line goes, so goes georgia.

droopydawg

September 14th, 2010
2:59 pm

We looked SOFT. “Hitman” and Rambo were the two most ironic names our safeties could have the way they played and Christian Robinson looked as overmatched as Bryan Evans used to.

After last year, it is almost impossible not to blame our heralded strength and conditioning program as our offensive line and our whole defense lacked strength and conditioning

Our OLB played ok and the Akeems played ok, but the DTs and DEs were getting driven back to the second level with regularity. Maybe the lack of two-a-days is because Richt and Grantham knew we’d have a bunch of DEF players after practice weeping like school children about their sore wittle muscles.

Embarrassing.

droopydawg

September 14th, 2010
3:00 pm

I’m really surprised C. Robinson is not getting more flack. In the 3-4, the MLBs need to be strong against the run, and he kept bouncing and falling off Lattimore. He looked completely overmatched.

King Gator

September 14th, 2010
3:23 pm

.. and if Georgia goes 0-3 in conference there’d still be an outside chance they could win the SEC East.. like 1 in a Million, so what you’re saying is there’s a still a chance. Yea, maybe if the other 5 SEC East teams decide to drop football midseason, there would still be an outside chance that the Dawgs could play in Atlanta (and not at that erector set stadium where the wierd guy drives around in the old car before the game trying to give out tickets to the game) .. never seen so many “red panties” in a bunch then on here. Georgia must beat the Ark to keep up. That is all. Back to work slackers! Go Gators! P.S. Rainy is a better stalker than WR, boot him now!

wildbill

September 14th, 2010
3:37 pm

Maybe if the dawgs gave up: beer this week, driving around at 3 am, took some constructive criticism, worked out really hard, fighting with girlfriens, and stealing stuff, just maybe they would be in a frame of mind to play ball Saturday.
Maybe if the coaches waked up, actually formulated a game plan beyond what they did in high school, and worked out really hard, and faced up CMR with some real questions, just maybe they would be in a frame of mind to coach the game Saturday.
Maybe if the Pres. and AD, began to communicate with the coaches their wants, desires, and DEMANDS, just maybe the dawg nation wouldn’t be embarrassed again this Saturday.

slow down young pups

September 14th, 2010
4:06 pm

I think we need to chill on Rambo. After all who wouldn’t shrink back a little when a similar situation arises as the one he lay motion less on the field with last year against Auburn? Give him a little break.

He wasn’t the only one shrinking back. His is just glaring since it happens in the open field. Some D and O linemen need called out.

Maybe some more time off will heal his concerns. Go DAWGS!

Ed

September 14th, 2010
4:14 pm

Urban didn’t think that Tony Joiner’s felony arrest before the ‘07 WLOCP warranted any discipline at all, so I don’t things will change much with Rainey.

Since when did UF become the standard, anyway? Georgia should strive to be better than UF in all aspects. UF is the modern version of the 1980s-90s Miami Hurricanes.

Dawg Fan

September 14th, 2010
4:16 pm

But for Rambo, we lose the Auburn game last year. Be proud that these guys are Dawgs, chose to be dogs. They could have gone to other schools, but chose to play Between the Hedges. As an Alum, this makes me proud of and grateful for them. They are going to make mistakes at times. Also, didn’t help that the announcers called Rambo out a few times on national TV…that molds perceptions of a whole audience, when it may not be as bad as it looked. I look for Rambo to have a big year. Just glad he’s a Dawg and not a Volunteer or a Jacket (and also glad were not in the same boat as either of these programs today…could be a lot worse).

LADawg

September 14th, 2010
4:35 pm

I wonder if CMR’s heart is still in it. It almost seems as if he is just collecting a pay check. Bad staff decisions, no control – on or off the field, and an oh well, so what attitude about everything. With all of the glaring problems all over the field Saturday, nothing is being said with his clock management that has been a joke since his first day on the job. All Spurrier had to do was RUN out the clock in the fourth quarter because we had used all our timeouts the first half of the third quarter. I thought the reason he gave up play-calling was to be more involved with what was going on in the game.

erika

September 14th, 2010
4:50 pm

how2fish

September 14th, 2010
5:25 pm

Question..you have to be strong to be a hitter? If you are strong does that make you a hitter? Answer is Hell no to both, your not a tough guy by being strong, there are a lot of strong guys that are at best bullies. Run for cover whenever they get hit in the nose back. All this B.S about the strength coach is just so much doolilty squat..he can’t make them hit anyone just strong enough to make it count if they do..I for one didn’t see anyone puking on their shoes because they we so gassed, I did see a lot of guys getting to where they should be and not making the play…that’s execution pure and simple. It’s on the players they were coached up enough to know where to be and strong enough to get there they just didn’t do the one part that relies on them and them alone… make the damn play..now if the same guys fail this week and that is not addressed by putting them on the bench then it on the coaches.

Drew Carey dropped 80 pounds

September 14th, 2010
5:29 pm

Why didnt CMR have his team on the practice field Saturday night kicking @$$ after the game in Columbia????? Only a 1 hour practice om Monday ? Wow….. The dawgs are reallly getting ready for the razor pigs indeed. Is tomorrow night bowling night ?

smart like a Fox

September 14th, 2010
5:33 pm

put a cork in it Bill….you were MR A+ last week….you don’t know squat.

aladawg

September 14th, 2010
5:35 pm

Concrete Pete, you hit the nail on it’s head. The Dawgs were man handled on both sides throughout the entire game. Pat Dye would be correct this time they are not man enough.

Jethro Dawg Tull

September 14th, 2010
5:37 pm

Jayson hit the nail on the head, Ask Spurrier about his record for the past several years and how his team seem to get worse as the season progresses and he’ll shut up. Dawgs chewed him up and spit him out when he was a player, he hasn’t forgotten it.

how2fish

September 14th, 2010
5:38 pm

aladawg Pat Dye was wrong when he said we weren’t man enough to beat Bama..I thought he was right then…I’m not sure this team won’t Man Up this weekend..we will see.

alcoadawg

September 14th, 2010
6:06 pm

I saw very talented players, playing careful. If you want to play on Sunday you have to get it done on Saturday first.

Snoop Dawg

September 14th, 2010
6:14 pm

Wow, maybe Chris Rainey can transfer to UGA to join our Gangsta Thugs… Easy life, just go out there and loaf, leave it in the locker room, don’t worry about every play, and plenty of chicks for free.

Folks, doesn’t this all scream out that THERE IS NO ADULT COACHING GOING ON AT UGA???

saban

September 14th, 2010
6:21 pm

Dawgs lose by 30.

Timid again.

Really?

September 14th, 2010
6:28 pm

I have seen this movie before. Start out 5-0 and then end up 6-5. SC always craps the bed.

savdawg21

September 14th, 2010
6:56 pm

Well put, Bill. We have to get our “stuff” together. Can’t go on the road in the SEC without 100% commitment to playing all out all the time.

Come on, Dawgs!

Cuz

September 14th, 2010
7:37 pm

Time to go back to Vince Dooley practices. The kind of practices where you would be glad to play on Saturday because you would not get hit as hard.

Cuz

September 14th, 2010
7:38 pm

The heck with the mat drills. Tackle somebody.

TheTaxJacket

September 14th, 2010
8:00 pm

Ark 41 – UGA 0

Mallett throws for 5 TDs. Murray tears his ACL and is lost for the year.

(((( 45 – 42 ))))

SAMMY DAVIS, JR

September 14th, 2010
8:28 pm

As strange as this talk (from the players) is, I believe this is exactly what most DAWG fans have felt the DAWGS have been playing like the last 2-3 yrs. What’s more bizarre is the fact that, even w/ a completely new Defensive staff, they are still in this ‘mindset’. WHAT GIVES???

FLA DAWG

September 14th, 2010
8:31 pm

If it takes a complete losing season to unload Richt and Bobo then let’s lose.

Lose Dawgs and FIRE RICHT.

(Can’t believe I want The Dawgs to lose – Class of ‘79)

1eyedJack

September 14th, 2010
8:42 pm

Lucifer returns to the scene of the crime this week. It would be a cryin’ shame if he couldn’t hear the voices in his headset.

ca dawg

September 14th, 2010
9:17 pm

bill: mountain out of a molehill. i’m frustrated like you are, but in all fairness to rambo and the other kids you quoted… would you prefer he say, “yeah we tried to tackle but we just can’t do it. south carolina is just better than us this year”? would that have satisfied you? really there’s no good answer to the question he was asked, so i wouldn’t read too much into anything that a kid says immediately after a game that he lost. it’s hard to know what went wrong right away.

my interpretation of what he said is that he’s trying to be a leader, own his mistakes, and get himself motivated to play better next week. it takes courage and leadership to come out and say “my bad,” even and especially when the coaches’ systematic review of the film did not reveal a lack of effort (see dawgpost). it was execution — not effort– that hurt us on saturday.

but everyone here is so irrationally negative that there’s no use in saying anything remotely sensible. i could show y’all a chocolate pie and you would think it was a cow turd.

Tom B Stone

September 14th, 2010
9:38 pm

I see there’s some folks that just don’t want to face reality. If you like 9 and 10 win seasons with an SEC championship coming maybe once every ten years or so we’ve got the right coaches. I’m tired of drinkin the koolaid and I’ve stomped the rose colored glasses in the dirt. Hear this…UGA is the flagship University in the state of Georgia. We recruit the same talented athletes all the other major university’s recruit. We rake in all the money we need from our football program. We pay our coaches very well. With all this being said year after year we are not a serious contender for the SEC crown much less a national championship. Be honest fellow DAWG fans…something isn’t adding up and as bad as I hate to say it that starts at the VERY TOP. That’s why I still have a little hope. There’s now a new man at the top. You see, in my opinion, when Damon was the AD CMR could pretty much do as he pleased as Damon had something other than UGA athletics on his mind. McGarity knows what it takes to win with integrity. He isn’t afraid to hold these coaches accountable nor is he afraid to make necessary changes. We’re fixing to see CMR pull things together or there will be changes…like it or not.

Ed

September 14th, 2010
10:04 pm

FLA DAWG, I know what you mean. You normally would never want your team to lose, but if winning an extra game or two means a coach who has lost it continues for another disappointing year, then it’s hard to get too enthused. I felt that way at the end of the Goff years – why win and make the decision to can a guy (DGD though he may be) that much harder when the season is pretty much a lost cause anyway?

At this point I’d take a losing season over a winning season where Georgia loses to Florida again. For God’s sake, if Richt can’t play them at least even then get him the hell out and find someone who can.

Sweat Socks

September 14th, 2010
10:07 pm

Spurrier may be a “jerk,” but he’s absolutely right.

Pitbull

September 14th, 2010
10:25 pm

This just in!!! UGA Dorm monitor reports! Lattimore just ran down the hall knocking on doors, and hollering, and setting off fire alarms and waking up the players! Then he knocked another 6 of them down that tried to tackle him!! That scoundrel!!

Dawg Fan

September 14th, 2010
10:37 pm

Coach Mark Richt and the Dawgs have beat spurrier and south carolina I think 4 out of the lat five whats the true reality that every year the bulldogs are going to win that particular game, given It is always early and it is “the ol’ ball coach”.

Anyways Rather lose to them than Northwestern anyday

FLA DAWG

September 14th, 2010
11:37 pm

Ed,
Glad I’m not alone in this………….maybe there are many more in Dawg Nation but they are hesitant to say it.

Thanks!

ROLL TIDE

September 14th, 2010
11:48 pm

ROLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!

NO LINDSEY SCOTT,NO 1980 TITLE MUTTS

September 14th, 2010
11:50 pm

SEE BILL KING ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU BOBO AND MARK RICHT THAT MUST GO!

P.S. I’LL TAKE KIRBY SMART OVER WILL MUSCHAMP,KIRBY DEFENSIVE PLAYERS LOOKED STRONGER THAN MUSCHAMP TEXAS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS!

razorhog

September 14th, 2010
11:51 pm

I’ll be at the game sat watching my “soft” and “overrated” hogs who beat SC by 21 last year. Ya’ll please be nice at the game.

ROLL TIDE

September 14th, 2010
11:52 pm

please people quit being in denial. this is 100% coaching. period.

NO LINDSEY SCOTT,NO 1980 TITLE MUTTS

September 14th, 2010
11:53 pm

CAN YOU SAY KIRBY SMART? AS UGA NEXT HEAD COACH

NO LINDSEY SCOTT,NO 1980 TITLE MUTTS

September 14th, 2010
11:54 pm

HIREKIRBYSMART.COM

ROLL TIDE

September 14th, 2010
11:56 pm

if one of sabans players said he left something in the locker room, omg.

AFDawg

September 14th, 2010
11:59 pm

SSIGator, King Gator & Roll Tide, Why are you on here commenting on how motivated the Dawgs are? It makes absolutely no sense. I’ve never been on a Gator or Tide sports blog. There is only one logical explanation — you’re one person using different call signs and you’re a Tech pretender just trying to stir up hate. Please go away!

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:00 am

disipline alone has won us 5 games in the last year and half. think about some of yalls. i hate ga, but i watch every game they play. if thats what you want to call it. we will take your kicker though.

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:02 am

i sorta feel bad for yall to be honest. get that box off your head and wise up they are still in the SEC.

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:06 am

ga is NOT lacking talent except the ones wearing the head sets.

AFDawg

September 15th, 2010
12:17 am

ROLL TIDE, The only reason you’re running down Georgia’s coaches is because you’re scared they’ll build a powerhouse to dethrone Bama.

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:19 am

oh yeah. him leaving something in the locker room is probably why he was carried off on a stretcher. loaf between the lines, somebody gonna catch you with that head turned. he better leave his helmet in the locker room if hes gonna loaf.

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:21 am

im beggin for another blackout i mean blowout. you dont really want to get on the field with us.

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:23 am

maybe you enjoy the peach bowl every year.

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:25 am

if i was a ga fan i would not be running down the coaches, i would be running them off.

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:27 am

think about how good that felt to type ROLL TIDE. i know you felt it. dont lie.

Some Guy

September 15th, 2010
12:31 am

“But in addition to poor fundamentals, this Georgia team also appears weak in the motivational aspect of the game.”

Bill King, you are correct, but it is also nothing new and getting worse. Maybe this kum ba yah team attitude is coming from the top. You think that just may be possible? Open your eyes eyes Dawg fans.

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:32 am

saban would make richt cry. yeah we are scared of boo boo and pansy ass.

AFDawg

September 15th, 2010
12:35 am

Thank you Roll Tide — I threw the bait out there and you took it hook, line and sinker. You’ve proven my point — I’m sitting here exchanging posts with a 14 year old kid. Now that I know for sure, I won’t even bother reading any of your posts in the future. I’m encouraging all UGA bloggers to do the same — don’t even bother reading or responding to Roll Tide’s posts anymore. Real quick — within a minute — what year was Bama founded?

ROLL TIDE

September 15th, 2010
12:39 am

let them players sit out on a chance at getting a ring instead of a peach bowl shirt, i bet you want have any arrests the next year.

how2fish

September 15th, 2010
6:05 am

ROLL TIDE its a new morning Bama on probation yet?

Eric C.

September 15th, 2010
6:54 am

Is the lack of emotion related to the Green fiasco? Do the players feel slighted after Green was sentenced to a max 4 game suspension??? I don’t know, the player attitudes really make no sense and need some quick adjusting.

AltamahaDawg

September 15th, 2010
6:56 am

Ah, the coach-speak of threatening to put starting positions back into play. The reality is that IF there were players that could exhibit the ability to play the position better, they would have been in the game Saturday instead of the guy who was the starter for a reason, which was true last year, and the year before that, and…….

ryan

September 15th, 2010
6:58 am

Check out today’s blog as I take on the owners in sports http://ramsonsports.blogspot.com/

FLA DAWG

September 15th, 2010
7:07 am

Fire Richt Hire Smart

FLA DAWG

September 15th, 2010
7:10 am

ROLL TIDE,

Bama went through more coaches than Charlie Sheen had hookers.
It took you guys a couple of decades to get your act together.

Saban is a jerk but a great college coach. I like watching Bama play ball.
They play ball the way an SEC Team should play.

Fire Richt………………..Get Smart

AltamahaDawg

September 15th, 2010
7:19 am

FLA DAWG, just so they we are all clear. This Saturday you will be pulling for Arkansas to beat Georgia, so that our season can be as bad as possible because you are hoping for a losing season and a firing of Mark Richt? Just want to be sure we all got that right.

too funny

September 15th, 2010
7:36 am

Meyer vowed last month not to let Rainey speak to the media again.

“It’s our fault for letting him speak once a year,” Meyer said then. “I can name some other things he said to the media, too, that is absolutely inappropriate. So take [what he says] for nothing. Absolutely wrong. Inappropriate, wrong, non-thought-out, which he does quite often.

“And I love Chris Rainey. When I ask him a question, I give him a whole day to think about it and write it down 100 times,” he said.

LawDawg

September 15th, 2010
7:37 am

Roll Tide,

You really stay up all night to post on a UGA blog? You are pathetic!!

LawDawg

September 15th, 2010
7:39 am

razorhog,

We beat SC AND your razorhogs last year…What’s your point?

Drudge Report

September 15th, 2010
7:47 am

Crazier things have happened . 1. Grantham takes over at interim head coach sometime during the season.( due to Richt resigning) 2. Saban ( from reports) will be Jerry Jones of the Cowboys #1 target for next year.

RNB

September 15th, 2010
8:05 am

Same old crap. Excuses, excuses, excuses. Mark it down Dogs go down this weekend. It’s not like all of a sudden we are going to find new coaches and change what we are doing.

Mr. Reality Calling

September 15th, 2010
8:08 am

Hey AltamahaDawg, a losing season could turn out to be a good thing. That is if you believe that Richt is never going to coach Georgia to another SEC championship, much less a BCS title. If Richt goes 9-3, then UGA fans get another set of promises for next year, likely followed by another failure. Remember that next year’s excuse will be a young offensive line, and the loss of AJ. Maybe the program would be better off in the long term vs the short term, to have a losing season, followed by Richt’s exit, and the hiring of some young gun, like Smart.

browndog

September 15th, 2010
8:39 am

The O caused the problems in the SC game. No running game = no time off the clock. The D was on the field much too long. We are small at nose so until Grantham gets his players to play his D it will be a work in progress. The O has to take up the slack and use the clock and let the D get some rest. Anytime the UGA D is on the field for as many plays as in the SC game they will get beat. The O line has to take over the game or it will be a long day on Saturday.

robdawg08

September 15th, 2010
8:42 am

You wait all year for football season so you can proudly pull for the Dawgs and they give poor effort against their first SEC rival ? How do you play 4 quarters and score only 6 points ? Defense gave up only 17 points. Yeah they tackled poorly against Lattimore but they kept him out of the end zone for the most part. The offense is UGA’s problem. Arkansas has a good passing offense. If UGA can’t score 35 points they won’t win.

tony purvis

September 15th, 2010
8:42 am

Andy

September 14th, 2010
1:24 pm

I don’t know if it’s lack of effort or mental toughness, wrong mindset, lack of conditioning, or if our talent is overrated, or what, but we lack something that really good teams have, teams like Alabama, Florida, and others. I don’t know what it is, and I’m not sure the coaches know either, but I think the last time the Bulldogs had it was in the last half of 2007, culminating in the Sugar Bowl win over Hawaii. It’s been a very frustrating few years since then. I’m a little afraid it’s poor conditioning, which seems like you can’t really fix it very quickly. I still support Richt, but he needs to get his team on the right path this season.

ANDY,
THAT SOMETHING THAT THE TEAM IS LACKING IS A COMBINATION OF:
DESIRE
SELF MOTIVATION
DETERMINATION
PREPARATION
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY – “KILLER INSTINCT”

DawginLex

September 15th, 2010
8:45 am

Tax jacket,

You are one sick human. Wishing that a college football player will tear his ACL?

May a swarm of a thousand locusts take up residence in your groin.

chiefdawg

September 15th, 2010
8:53 am

Don’t bet on it.

tony purvis

September 15th, 2010
8:55 am

browndog

September 15th, 2010
8:39 am

The O caused the problems in the SC game. No running game = no time off the clock. The D was on the field much too long. We are small at nose so until Grantham gets his players to play his D it will be a work in progress. The O has to take up the slack and use the clock and let the D get some rest. Anytime the UGA D is on the field for as many plays as in the SC game they will get beat. The O line has to take over the game or it will be a long day on Saturday

BROWNDOG – YOU’VE GOT IT!!

dap01

September 15th, 2010
9:18 am

If the offense had not been so inept, perhaps the defense would have looked better.

The game plan sucked, the execution sucked. Bobo should be questioned more than the defense.

If we don’t score more than 17 points in a game, we probably will not win A game.

This week will determine alot about the season and the futures of a lot of people in the program.

SOUTHGADAWG88

September 15th, 2010
9:19 am

Nobody is going undefeated in the SEC this year NOBODY.One division winner is going to have 2 losses…this is going to be a wild year in SEC play.

tony

September 15th, 2010
9:29 am

Stop blaming our young men for the team failure. They are a reflexion of the hc(Richt) personality. Until we get another hc who will get respect from all the players and teach them the proper way to play the game we will continue to get the same results year after year..

When Fla made a coaching change they got better results. When Alabama made a coaching change that got better results. Hire Chris Peterson and the dawgs will get better results.50-4 (.926)

schmeckdawg

September 15th, 2010
9:42 am

You need to know the problem with tackling, just look at the picture Bill has posted on the first page. Perfect example! Loafing, didn’t have the mind set. You know what they say you know what running downhill and it all starting at the top. Now, I am not saying fire CMR, but, it is time he changed his approach because whatever he is doing, isn’t working!

Go DAWGS!!!!!!!!!

Todd

September 15th, 2010
9:51 am

I am infuriated by those two players….in my mind their buts should rot on the sidelines. Who would “loaf” and not be into the gaem. This is the kind of crap we recruit. Coaches need to make a bigtime statement. What a couple of morons Rambo and Boling and the bunch of pansies we have on the O line. Serrals better wake up or he will join his buddies that left last year….amazing …simply amazing

Jeff

September 15th, 2010
9:53 am

EARTH TO GRANTHAM…READ THE ABOVE COMMENTS FROM YOUR MORON RAMBO……IF HE IS PLAYING ON SATURDAY THIS ENTIRE STAFF SHOULD BE FIRED. DO YOU GUYS GET IT??????WE ARE SICK OF THIS KIND OF CRAP FROM PLAYERS.

LakeDawg

September 15th, 2010
9:58 am

MR’s 20/20 hindsight rivals that of the most rabid of fans…. I mean…. I get why fans have 20/20… but when the HC is in the same position…. it’s a problem.
I’m sitting in 129 at the home opener… the O-line can’t open a hole… and repeats the same performance at SC…. it’s a problem.
Rambo gets toasted… and admits loafing… starts and plays….. it’s a problem.
I mean… I’m just a fan…but Murray sure seems like the real thing to me…. In most programs he’d get coached up…. With Bobo and MR he gets coached down…. it’s a problem.
I like Granthams fire and scheme… but let’see…. our nose (at 295lbs) is getting blown out and Latimore is running wild… but let’s not give any snaps to Geathers (330lbs)… it’s a problem.
Too many D-players standing around… not enough hats on the ball… it’s a problem.
Too many D-players looking for the big hit body blow…. and nobody wrappping up… it’s a problem.
Point is…. we are all talking about the obvious…. and that’s pure 20/20 hindsight…. a fans perspective….
But so is MR…. it’s a problem.

bulldawgrob

September 15th, 2010
10:04 am

Bill,
Is the appeal being herd today.And how long will it take to get a decision.

bulldawgrob

September 15th, 2010
10:24 am

Enter your comments here

bulldawgrob

September 15th, 2010
10:29 am

FLA DAWG,If UGA was to fire Richt they should go after Will Muschamp and not Smart who is Sabans puppet at ALAbama.

wildbill

September 15th, 2010
10:52 am

What happens when someone you know personally has lost respect for whatever reason? Well, hopefully that person faces up to the fact that he/she fell short of what is acceptable and what is expected of them. That person has to determine their course of action. Will it be to accept responsibility and then set their determination to do their best to rectify the situation. Or, will that person take the easy way out, make excuses, shuffle their feet, look away at someone else as the problem.
Well, we have seen the excuses. Now what will we see at UGA?

takedowndawg

September 15th, 2010
11:03 am

Spurrier’s comments, regarding our GA line play, was accurate. I have not seen the fire in the trenches thus far that will yield a champion. A “pancake” block? Are you kidding. If the guard play does not improve this Saturday, Richt may want to bring Bean Anderson back in at guard. He used to be be a dominating force. And, yes, known for his “pancake” blocks. He did it in the Shriners bowl game two or three times right out of HS against the nations best at the time. Bottom line, if each individual offensive lineman on the DAWG line is not committed to preventing their given man from making even ONE tackle in a game, they should be replaced. Anything, less than that will result in failure for our team this year.. Maybe, this line has too much experience as starters to meet this standard of play.

404

September 16th, 2010
12:33 pm

Dawgs havent proven they can:

1. Read
2. Write
3. Drive
4. Stay out of jail

Yeh, they got LOTS to prove alright.

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